Goodbye GnomeVFS, Hello GIO/GVFS

Way back in June, Peter discussed KIO, KDE's backend system that applications can use to read and write virtually anywhere. GNOME, with GnomeVFS, provides similar functionality, though admittedly it is lacking in several areas. The project basically was started off on the wrong foot, and it has been a mess from a developer standpoint ever since.

GIO/GVFS aims to fix this. Essentially, it is a GNOME version of ...

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Olive Bazaar

Well, no, not a food olive bazaar (though that would be tasty), but rather Olive, a GTK GUI for Bazaar, a version control system similar to GIT and Subversion. We're not going to go into the differences between the systems, but rather focus on this interesting application, now merged into the Bazaar GTK project.

Olive basically takes all of the CLI commands for Bazaar and mashes them into a ...

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Ubuntu getting Xorg.conf GUI

Note: This only applies to Ubuntu 7.10. Later releases included automatic configuration of X and as such this is no longer required.

Remember the good old days when to change a screen resolution or driver, you had to edit xorg.conf or reconfigure X.org? Those fine times are now over, or they will be, with the release of Ubuntu 7.10.

As of an update from a few ...

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